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John O'Groats
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John O'Groats

Latitude: 58 38'N
Longitude: 03 04'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Highland Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Ferry Terminal
Contact name: Mr Alec Jappy, Helmsdale Harbour Master
Telephone no: 01431 821692

About John O'Groats

The name derives from Jan de Groot, one of three brothers who arrived in the area in 1496 with a commission from King James 1V to operate a ferry between the mainland and Orkney. The area is still very much a farming and crofting area. The small harbour is mainly used by lobster and crab fishing boats.

A passenger ferry runs from John O'Groats to Orkney during the summer months.

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